Hi, i have been trying to yse an xp cd to repair my faulty laptop, the last thing i did was press 'R' to repair windows xp and now i have a blue windows screen telling me i have 39 minutes to wait-PLEASE tell me this isn't doing a fresh installation???
I would let the laptop complete and when you get the chance remove the CD ASAP. If the CD your using is not the one for your installed version of windows you will have validation issues and possible corrupt your pre-installed windows and loose date.
If you need help recovering your laptop and its a pre-installed Windows, please post with the Make, Model no &/or Service Tag and windows version the laptop originally has installed